With the release of Nike Air Swoopes Bates in 1995, basketball player Sheryl Swoopes written herself in the history and became the first woman to have nominal basketball shoes. At the same time, it was only the second representative of the world of sport, following Michael Jordan, with the nominal model of shoes.
The american of this assessment deserved with her achievements and contribution to women's sports - she was the first player in the WNBA League and the only one who managed to record triple double in playoffs. Between 1997 and 2000, she led her team to the top of the championship - winning the title with Houston Comets, Seamus Storm and Tulsa Shock teams. Her career has been featured with numerous personal awards - the best college player, WNBA defending player of the year and even the MVP.
At the end of the 90s, Nike and the basketball player were responsible for promoting the sport of women - on television and in various promotions, young girls were encouraged to be proud of their strength and athletics.
"I look at the women's sport today and I see how far we, women athletes, have come. Now is a very important time for women athletes."
In 2018, Nike releases the Nike Air Swoopes II model in order to honor the basketball player's, her contribution to the women's sport and the era of 90s. These leisure shoes are a symbolic reminder and inspiration for young athletes, for whom Sheryl Swoopes should be a role model.
Sneakers have sporty details - lacing system with adjustable toggle, bulky outsole, and a heel decorated with a basketball ornament.